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, oregon and now newton connecticut -- newtown connecticut which has to be the worst so far because kids beautiful little 1st graders, little angels, 201st graders, 20 kids. we have seen their photos. we have heard their names. it just tears you apartment particularly those of us who are parents. it tears you apartment, these 20 little kids, four of their teachers, the principal and the school psychologist all gunned down multiple gunshot wounds to the head and brutal brutal acts possible against these people who in no way, i mean just totally, totally innocent people and this is the one i would hope that that would really shock us and move us to act. you know this weekend, we have been consumed with grief. we have been consumed with sorrow. we have been consumed with anger, too anger at ourselves, and i've got to tell you i have been particularly consumed, maybe some of you, too, with a little guilt because i feel as the president indicated last night, i feel that i haven't done enough, that i haven't said enough, that i haven't pushed enough. i mean it's so -
yesterday morning here on the "full court press." len calling from north bend, oregon. hey, len, good morning. >> caller: good morning, bill. >> bill: hi. >> caller: with all of this talk of cutting entitlements, it has been going on for quite awhile. >> bill: yeah. >> caller: i haven't heard a single politician on either side of the aisle talk about raiding the cap on -- raising the cap on what a tax pater pays to fica. it is $110,000 i believe right now. if it were doubled, that would make social security completely solvent. it where be -- >> bill: forever. >> and how come -- what am i listening to here? >> bill: i think -- here what it is, len. you're right by the way. that's the quickest way the fairest way the easiest way and the best way to fix social security. but the obama administration and harry reid right now democrats don't want social security even on the table because it is not connected. the republicans -- want it there because they want to cut social security but the democrats are saying look, soc
. are there the top three are california, revisit oregon again again. >> uh-huh. >> my home state of massachusetts where it's polling in the 60 to 63rd percentile for legalization right now. there are other states but those are the top 3 states. >> california. got to be california and oregon. the blue states. >> all right. i don't understand how it can be such an overwhelming majority of people who are for this and it's the insistence of, it's bad, bad, bad. how are we going to sort of win elected officials over on this issue? >> e elections seem to do it. right after i mentioned the day after the election. we were called up to the house by no less than four members of the house. one republican, three democrats. these are people that treated us like lepers. ten years ago rejected our pac funds, two years ago said we take the pac funds and take your public endorsement and now they say get up here and writed our tax. jarod policyas is going to lead the effort on the hillas is going to lead the effort on the hill and he alone with what i call the cannabis caucus with about 25 me
, john for the call. lynn is calling from coos bay oregon. >> i love your show. >> bill: thank you. caller: you i thought boehner was delusional. i think he has a serious drinking problem that probably happy capshandy caps his rational thinking. republicans continue to be obstructionists. i knew they would do it after the election. but one thing i found out last week that people aren't realizing about this tax problem that's looming is that i was talking with my tax preparer last week. she told me that the irs is going to have to rewrite the entire 1040 form and that they may not allow electronic filing until mid march because they are going to be behind curve. >> bill: right. i never thought about that. sure, if you will tax rate will change. talk about uncertainty. republicans say they want certainty. they hate this uncertainty. they are creating more uncertainty than ever before. caller: exactly. >> bill: i hadn't thought about that. yeah. rachel down in nashville, tennessee, hey rachel good morning. caller: bill we talked before about the 47
many local craft beers. >> bill: absolutely. do you to oregon or, you know just the choices are endless. >> peter: i was amazed, you know, every state now has a good, local craft beer. we even have one in the district of columbia now. >> bill: really? >> peter: in the district. dc brow. you are sort of a sucker if you are going out and buying the big-name beers because it's what has always been around. >> bill: bud light >> peter: people still buy bud light. >> bill: hinekens. >> if you are going to have a party with a bunch of people that you don't know, you probably can't go wrong getting something like bud light or budweiser because, you know, you might -- you might be afraid there are some moreons that don't no betterons that don't no better >> bill: the supreme court friday jumping with both feet. they were expected to. at least it was a question about whether they would jump or not because back in the civil rights days, the supreme court, it was decades before they agreed to hear any case about mixed marriages racially mixed marriag
, aurora, colorado, portland oregon, and now newtown, connecticut. this seems to be the game changer though, doesn't it? because -- >> i don't think there's any question about it. >> bill: 20 6-year-olds. >> there was no protection for them. they were helpless and innocent and this whole -- this is kind of the other end of the extreme argument. when you say to people well, some have done it. the principal ought to have a gun. should have the kids have had guns in their lunchboxes? that's what i wrote in the column. it is absurd. we have a right as citizens not to carry a gun because we have to. to protect ourselves. we have a right to be safe from guns without having to carry one. and but it is those angelic faces, the absolute inability to voice any -- to even describe what happened and everybody's heart feels that. to every teacher in the country right now. every parent. this was something very different. we had a mass shooting -- mass shooting in a school in paducah kentucky 15 years ago. three people k
the country in oregon and other states. we won some major initiatives. we consent traded where our members have been in our communities. >> you see how important that is. it's essential in the state legislate temperaturesure legislatures. congress may be grid locked but they will ram through this kind of legislation. >> that's why we have to prepare for 2013. the state legislatures are going to be where the battles will be for our members next year, and we've gotten to be prepared and ready to go >> bill: already 2013? >> yeah >> bill: we have to gear up for that. no rest? >> we started gearing up for 2013 right after november 6th. >> bill: no rest for the weary. lee saunderstion president of afscme state after state after state for working families. if you have a question or a comment about your state or where this is all heading and how we head off these right to work laws, 866-55-press, the full court press on wednesday. we will be right back. >> chatting with you live at current.com/billpress, this is "the bill press show" live on your radio and curren
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